UPDATE: July 9, 2020
As of Friday, July 10, Kentucky will be under a mask mandate for everyone in all indoor public places, with exceptions for young children and for people with medical conditions that prevent proper wearing of a mask. With that in mind, out of concern, love, and respect for one another, we have altered some of our plans of resuming in-person activities and have updated our in-person worship guidelines to reflect this new mandate:
- We are postponing our plans to resume in-person activities for children and youth ministries until school begins. Kori and Jonathan are working on some creative ideas for continued ministry to your kids and youth over the next few weeks, so be on the lookout for those announcements soon.
- We are now requiring masks for in-person worship, with exceptions for young children and for people with medical conditions that prevent proper wearing of a mask. See our updated guidelines for more information.
- We will continue with our plans to begin our in-person sanctuary Bible study on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, beginning July 15. We will be using the same guidelines on Wednesdays as for Sundays.
- Masks will now be required for everyone who comes by the office during the week. Those who cannot wear a mask due to medical conditions will be helped at the door.
UPDATE: June 15, 2020
After experiencing four Sundays of in-person worship services, one element many of us have been missing is fellowship opportunities with our friends. We are hoping to have some small social gatherings for everyone very soon! At the end of June, our state gathering guidelines are supposed to raise from 10 people or less in groups to 50 or less. Jonathan is currently contacting our Sunday morning Bible study leaders about each group and their family members safely hosting outdoor gatherings in early-mid July. If you are not in a Sunday morning Bible study and would like to be a part of one of these gatherings, please contact the church office.
Additionally, we have begun discussions on when we will resume some form of Wednesday night activities, children’s church, and youth ministry. As of this time, these are our tentative dates for resuming some of these activities:
Sunday, July 12 – Children’s Church (rising Kindergarten- rising 6th grades) activities resume during both Sunday morning services (in the fellowship with guidelines). This will not include preschool or nursery (children below rising Kindergarten) activities.
Wednesday, July 15 – Sanctuary Bible study begins (utilizing our Sunday in-person worship guidelines for seating, etc.) and youth (rising 7th-rising 12th grades) Bible study begins (in youth room or outdoors with guidelines). Children’s Wednesday activities (rising Kindergarten-rising 6th grades) will resume in the fellowship hall using the same guidelines as Sunday morning children’s church. This will not include preschool or nursery (children below rising Kindergarten) activities.
We are currently working on our guidelines for children and youth activities and will publish these at a later date. Remember, these dates are tentative and may be adjusted if necessary.
UPDATE: May 20, 2020
GJ and Ken have prepared this walkthrough video to help everyone planning to attend our in-person worship understand our guidelines a bit better. Be sure to watch the video and familiarize yourself with our latest guidelines if you plan to attend.
UPDATE: May 18, 2020
We are thrilled to be worshipping together in-person this Sunday morning! Remember, we will have two times of worship–9 AM (for last names beginning with A-M) and 11 AM (for last names beginning with N-Z).
If you are in the high risk or most vulnerable categories, or are concerned about risks associated with meeting, you are encouraged to worship online for a few more weeks. We will still have our online Bible study at 9:45 AM and online live stream/radio broadcast of the worship at 11 AM.
We have updated our original in-person worship guidelines to provide more clarity on the following:
- Seating arrangements for mask and non-mask wearers.
- Refraining from personal contact.
- Congregational singing.
UPDATE: May 12, 2020
We are excited about beginning in-person worship on Sunday, May 24. We must make quite a few changes to our normal church routine when we come back. If your last name begins with the letters A-M you will come to the 9 AM service. If your last name begins with the letters N-Z you will come to the 11 AM service. If you plan to attend, please be diligent in coming to your assigned service time to help us follow the required social distancing and building capacity guidelines.
If you are considering worshipping with us on May 24, please review the rest of our in-person worship guidelines by
downloading our guidelines and watching the video from Pastor GJ.
**EDIT: We have updated our guidelines since the publication of the original guidelines and the video below. Read our latest updates for the newest version of the guidelines.
UPDATE: May 9, 2020
Yesterday a federal judge in our state ruled that churches can begin holding in-person services. While we are thrilled to begin meeting again, we want to be certain to do so with a well thought out plan and not in haste. With that said, we will begin meeting again in-person on Sunday, May 24.
We have met with our Public Health Director and church member, Scott Williams, this week to finalize our plans on facility use, sanitation procedures, etc. In addition, we are reviewing the state health guidelines and will plan to implement the requirements as precautions for those who attend. It will take us some time to construct and train a team of volunteers to help us each Sunday, which is one reason we are waiting until the 24th to meet.
As of now, SBC’s plan to return will be to conduct Sunday worship services only, beginning May 24. Sundays will consist of multiple in-person worship services, with all services being identical in nature. However, the service you attend will be designated by the first letter of your last name. This will help us ensure that we are not over-crowded and are following the health guidelines, as well as allowing us ample time to sanitize between services. Additionally, there will be no children’s church or nursery activities for a while. Midweek activities, for now, will continue being held virtually.
Our deacons will be contacting our members this week to find out who plans to worship with us in-person on May 24, so we know how many services we will need in order to provide adequate social distancing.
Even when we return, the regular Sunday morning service will continue being streamed online and on the radio. We are requesting those in our most vulnerable or high-risk categories, as well as those who are concerned about potential risks of the virus, to stay at home for a few more weeks after May 24 and continue worshipping through these methods.
More details about our plans will be disclosed at a later date.
UPDATE: March 31, 2020
We are continuing to host all gatherings online, at least for the next few weeks. Our office is open for calls and drop-offs, Monday through Thursday, 8 AM – 2 PM. This week, we also put out an Easter event schedule. You can find our online events at www.scottsvillebaptist.org/online.
UPDATE: March 20, 2020
We are looking forward to worshipping with you online this Sunday! We will begin around 10:50 AM this Sunday. To help us even further in this virtual church experience, we now have text-based giving! It’s quick and easy. Try it now by texting the word “Give” to 844-955-1252. You’ll get a reply back with simple instructions on how to do it.
Remember, all information for online services and resources are available at www.scottsvillebaptist.org/online. Sunday morning worship is also available on local radio- 99.3 FM
Our offices continue to be open, but with limited staffing. Staff who are able to work from home are doing so, but there will still be staff presence during office hours.
UPDATE: March 18, 2020
We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation, week by week. With recommendations in place by governing authorities, we will not hold in-person gatherings for the week of March 22-28. Instead, we will hold online services and Bible studies. You can find all of our online opportunities and resources at www.scottsvillebaptist.org/online. For our church members and those who participate with us, you will want to download our Resource Packet found on that page. We will provide another update on in-person gatherings next week.
UPDATE: March 17, 2020
We have put EVERYTHING together you’ll need for church online at Scottsville Baptist over the next little bit. Find Sunday services, mid-week Bible studies, our weekly resource packet, and other helpful resources. Go here: www.scottsvillebaptist.org/online
UPDATE: March 14, 2020
After greater protective measures enacted by our governor, and further consideration by our church staff, we have decided to move to an online-only format for the week of March 15.
ALL ACTIVITIES ON THE CHURCH CAMPUS HAVE BEEN CANCELED FROM MARCH 15-21. WE WILL PROVIDE FURTHER UPDATES LATER THIS WEEK.
WE WILL STILL BE BROADCASTING A SERVICE ONLINE AND ON RADIO (99.3 FM) TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:50 AM, BUT THIS SERVICE WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT OUR CHURCH CAMPUS.
Here are some important links for you to join us in worship tomorrow from wherever you are. Our morning worship service will begin at 10:50 AM CST:
-YOUVERSION BIBLE EVENT-
UPDATE: March 13, 2020
Due to precautionary measures, we have decided to suspend our Wednesday Evening Family Meals and Children’s choirs until Wednesday, April 15. Before that day, we plan to reassess the situation. As of now, Sunday Bible studies (Sunday School), our Sunday services and 6:30 PM Wednesday activities, including Wednesday Evening Bible Studies and Children and Youth Activities, are planned to continue as normal. See our update from March 11 for more details on how we are preparing for these activities.
Sunday AM coffee
Women’s Community Bible Study on Tuesday, March 17, 24, & 31
Youth Varsity Night on March 19
5th Sunday Fellowship Activities on March 29 (instead we will have our regular Sunday Evening Worship Service)
Ladies Sewing Group on March 16 & March 30
Widow/Widowers Spring Banquet on March 24
Breakout – Spring Break Kids Camp on April 7 -9
UPDATE: March 11, 2020
With the increasing discussion and coverage concerning the coronavirus COVID-19, we want to update you on how we are monitoring the issue at church and the precautions we are taking to keep you safe.
What we are doing:
Our cleaning crew, Simply Green, has let us know that they are taking additional measures to keep our facilities clean and our people healthy and safe. The products used to clean our facilities are approved disinfectants for killing the coronavirus and the flu. The crew’s employees are taking extra care to disinfect all high-touch surfaces each time they are here.
We also encourage everyone to take care in regularly washing our hands and in how we greet each other and our visitors. For example: use hand waves instead of handshakes or hugs to say hello.
What we need you to do:
If you’re well, come worship with us! As of right now, all weekly activities will continue as scheduled.
If you’re sick, or have been in close contact with someone who is ill, please stay home! You can join us via our online broadcasts. Our regular services are streamed on Facebook and our web site: www.scottsvillebaptist.org. We would also like to remind you that online giving is available as well. Click here to find online giving.